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Eco-Justice Collaborative's posts explore current issues around climate, sustainability, and justice.  Each rejects our mission and work in each of these areas, including local, regional or statewide campaigns.

Chicago, It's Time to Quit Coal

Chicago Clean Power Ordinance Has the Votes to Pass!

Clean Power Ordinance Has the Votes to Pass … Committee Hearing Set for April 21

***** When:   10:00 am, City Council Chambers Where: 121 N. LaSalle, 2nd Floor, Chicago The ordinance that would cut harmful pollution from the two coal plants in Chicago now has enough support to pass City Council. A committee hearing on the Clean Power Ordinance will be held on April 21. Chicagoans are looking to Mayor Daley to allow a vote on the ordinance before he leaves office. “The huge public health and environmental benefits of the Clean Power Ordinance could be Mayor Daley’s ... READ MORE
Mayor Daley - Is THIS Your Green Legacy?

Mayor Daley – Is THIS Your Green Legacy?

Mayor Daley - Is THIS Your Green Legacy?

Eco-Justice Collaborative is working with a broad coalition of organizations to pass the Chicago Clean Power Ordinance, which would clean up or close down Fisk and Crawford coal plants, two of the oldest and dirtiest in the country.  But the Daley administration repeatedly has stalled the ordinance, preventing it from moving forward to the appropriate City Council committees for action. So on Monday, February 14, 2011 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore, with the support of the Chicago Clean Power Coalition, held an ad hoc City Council hearing to solicit testimony on this ... READ MORE
City Council Hearing on Chicago Clean Power Ordinance

City Council Hearing on Chicago Clean Power Ordinance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31, 2011

Ald. Moore to Hold City Council Hearing on Chicago Clean Power Ordinance February 14

CHICAGO – Alderman Joe Moore (49th) will convene an ad hoc City Council hearing on the Chicago Clean Power Ordinance on February 14th. Moore is the chief sponsor of the Clean Power Ordinance that would clean up pollution from the coal plants located on the City’s southwest side. The hearing will feature testimony from concerned residents who live near the plants as well as public health professionals, economists and legal experts who support the clean power ordinance ... READ MORE
A People's Hearing:  Pass the Chicago Clean Power Ordinance!

A People’s Hearing: Pass the Chicago Clean Power Ordinance!

A People's Hearing: Pass the Chicago Clean Power Ordinance!

Chicago has yet to agree to set a date for a committee hearing to take testimony on the need to clean up or shut down two of the oldest and dirtiest plants in the country.  So...we've decided to hold our own! February 2, 2011 121 N La Salle City Council Chambers, 2nd Floor Chicago, IL 10:00 AM until all testimony is taken It's time to hold Mayor Daley accountable for the continued operation of these two plants that spew tons of soot and millions of tons of CO2 into the air ... READ MORE
Part II:  From the Holler to the Hood - Stories of Oppreseion

Part II: From the Holler to the Hood – Stories of Oppreseion

Part II:  From the Holler to the Hood - Stories of Oppression

Larry Gibson, Keeper of the Mountains, is coming to Chicago!

January 24, 2011 Loyola University, Lakeshore Campus 6525 North Sheridan Road, Chicago Crown Center Auditorium 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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Join Eco-Justice Collaborative at Loyola to welcome Larry Gibson as he talks about mountaintop removal mining and the extractive industry.  He will share his recent experiences traveling with Amazon Watch.  The purpose of this trip was to learn from and connect with community leaders who are fighting for justice in their communities, much ... READ MORE